Post-Wedding Getaway

After the Chris and I got married (last September), we actually spent a night away from each other due to dropping off family at the airport the next day. We decided to do a delayed honeymoon for 2020 so the two weekends after our wedding, we decided to do a little getaway by heading to Grover Beach!

We got into town late in the afternoon and managed to grab dinner at the Cracked Crab where we enjoyed some amazing crab and artichoke dip with our lobster and soft-shell crab sandwiches. Following dinner, we drove to our Airbnb, which was adorable as it was coastal themed!

To be honest, we didn’t do much while we were away. We spent the morning walking around town, grabbed lunch and headed off to our ice cream lab tour at Doc Bernstein’s Lab. The tour was interesting and it was fun hearing about the different flavors the ice cream lab makes. In fact, they let you curate your own flavors for your special events – a racing company made their own flavor of different chocolates and named it motor oil. Motor oil was surprisingly good flavor!

We headed back home a day earlier than we had originally planned – we missed our cat too much, especially after all the festivities we had. Until our next getaway!


  • Nancy
    January 5, 2020 at 4:00 PM

    I am excited to finally hear about your post-wedding adventures!!! Love that you two had a little getaway before going back to reality. The Airbnb is so your vibe. It is great that the both of you took it chill, especially with all of the work put into the big day!! Glad you enjoyed your time out at Grover Beach!! Until next time 🙂

    Nancy ♥

  • Deborah Kos
    January 5, 2020 at 6:42 PM

    Your Grover Beach getaway looks like you guys had a lot of fun.

    That is so cool that you got to try motor oil chocolates.

    Doc Bernstein’s Lab tour sounds awesome too.

  • Lauren
    January 6, 2020 at 1:54 AM

    It looks like a great getaway! Beach get always so calming and relaxing! I like about 20 minutes from the beach and even though I live here, I love visiting and it’s always so relaxing and fun! Thank you for sharing your trip and your photographs! X

  • Hayley
    January 6, 2020 at 6:05 AM

    Such a nice getaway! I wish this was possible in the UK – would just be raining as usual haha!!

    Hayley || hayleyxmartin

  • Sophie Wentworth
    January 6, 2020 at 12:49 PM

    I love the idea of a mini getaway for a couple of days before your actual honeymoon. I wouldn’t expect motor oil to be such a nice flavour, kinda like the idea behind the name though x


  • Megan
    January 6, 2020 at 2:29 PM

    This is such a lovely post I hope you had a great time!😊

  • Soph
    January 7, 2020 at 2:11 AM

    This looks like a lovely beach and what a cute Airbnb! It’s such a great idea to do a little getaway at the beginning of a new year. lol at you coming home early because you missed your cat- that sounds like me and Jamie all over haha! Happy 2020 lovely!
    Soph – x

  • Riana Ang-Canning
    January 7, 2020 at 1:54 PM

    Belated congratulations on your wedding! It seems like more and more couples are delaying their honeymoons these days. I love the idea of doing little mini-moons down to the beach. Fun way to celebrate on a budget before your big trip!

  • Ney
    January 7, 2020 at 2:43 PM

    That looks like a lot of fun! I haven’t been to the beach in ages!

  • Kaci
    January 8, 2020 at 1:14 PM

    Aw! That looks like it was so relaxing and a lot of fun.
    A late congrats on your wedding!

  • Angelica
    January 10, 2020 at 9:28 AM

    Ice cream lab! Sounds amazing..
    Wish there was more of those

    xx Angelica

  • Charity
    January 10, 2020 at 10:06 AM

    Looks like so much fun and a great place to stay!

  • Lenore
    January 10, 2020 at 4:41 PM

    I’ve never heard of Grover Beach before. It looks so nice, I’ll definitely check it out. The dinner you described with the soft-shell crab sandwiches sounded delicious and the ice cream lab tour sounded creative and fun. Thanks for sharing!

  • Allie Mackin
    January 10, 2020 at 5:03 PM

    This sounds like a great honeymoon, just chillaxin. What beautiful place to get some need r and r. Love your pix!

    Allie of

  • Anna Piper
    January 10, 2020 at 11:42 PM

    sounds like fun! I love a good beach getaway and hope I get to take one soon as well. Have a great honeymoon 🙂

    -Anna |

  • Kathrine Eldridge
    January 11, 2020 at 4:15 AM

    Grover Beach looks like a wonderful place to relax! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful new year!

  • Diane
    January 11, 2020 at 7:13 AM

    I’ve never heard of Grover Beach! I will have to look into that. It looks like a nice place to visit! And never thought this would be something that I would say, but Motor Oil sounds delicious!

  • Amie
    January 11, 2020 at 9:50 AM

    Oh my gosh this looks amazing and I’ve never heard of this place before, but I’m going to add Grover Beach to my to visit list!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  • Tqa London
    January 11, 2020 at 11:45 AM

    hope it’s not too late to wish Happy Newlywed to you and your husband.
    I think I’ve heard of Grover Beach but I can’t remember where.
    Still dreaming when will I ever travel to the US and visit places like this.
    If I ever get to go to California, I’ll visit your blog for some info because I’ve been planning about it since early 2019.

  • The Newbury Girl
    January 11, 2020 at 11:19 PM

    This seems like such a relaxing getaway! 💜 I haven’t heard of Grover Beach, but now I’ll have to look into it. Wishing you both all happiness and success in 2020!

  • Jessica
    January 12, 2020 at 9:39 PM

    What a lovely trip!
    Jessica |

  • Fritzie
    January 13, 2020 at 11:15 AM

    What a lovely coastal-themed Airbnb! Glad you two had a relaxing time. Wishing you both more blessings this 2020!

  • Kim
    January 24, 2020 at 11:54 AM

    The Cracked Crab is such a cute name lol. Congrats on getting married! Hope you enjoyed the time together <3


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